The Numbers in Nature, Math on the Mountain Project is a Teacher-Scientist Partnership in which teachers and scientists are working together to bring real world data into the classroom for Central Oregon students. The data are drawn from or related to the scientists’ work at OSU’s HJ Andrews Experimental Forest and Mount Bachelor and help to tell the story of those places. Together the teachers and scientists are creating 4th-12th grade science and math curriculum to support data literacy and address Oregon science and math standards. The curricula rely heavily on the teachers’ field experiences with the scientists in the experimental forest and on the mountain. In addition to supporting this collaborative professional development and curriculum development, the project team is studying the collaborative process and outcomes and will share our findings to support others who are implementing such partnerships.
While this website is intended largely for the use of the project participants, we are happy to share most of the resources with the public. Please contact the principal investigator, Dr. Michael Giamellaro through this webform: http://education.oregonstate.edu/user/164/contact or by phone: 541-322-2089 for more information or to request resources.